Family Fun members hunt for treasure

There's hidden treasure in Vanderhoof, every Saturday gives a chance to find it.

Maya Poelman

Maya Poelman

Two Vanderhoof women have started hiding treasure around town as part of a Family Fun movement.

It started six weeks ago with an idea that Anita Wiasitz and Tiffany Whitecotton got from a group in Quesnel. The focus being to give families something fun to do on the weekend, Wiasitz said.

“The group is growing as is the excitement. We’ve had different people find the treasure each week. There’s no meeting place, we just post the clue [on Vanderhoof Family Fun’s Facebook page (VFF)] and people see it at home and run out to find it,” Wiasitz said.

Community members have begun donating treasures such as movie passes, tim cards, honey and zumba passes. Each week the secret placer hides the treasures and posts a photo hint, GPS or clue onto VFF’s Facebook. A treasure has been found when the post is edited with a selfie of the finders in the comment section.

“The treasures and ways to find them will evolve as the group gets bigger,” Wiasitz said.

The group is at 266 members and once it reaches 300 a mega prize will be up for grabs. All are welcome to join the group and participate in the treasure hunt every Saturday – the first clue posted some time in the morning.